Following on from Sir Elton John's claims that Jesus was homosexual, the portly pop star has announced plans for the first Middle East Mardi Gras.
The madcap spectacle wearer has confirmed he is in talks with Iranian President Mahmood Ahmadinejad with a view to holding the festival in Tehran. Sir Elton described the Iranian leader as " a super misunderstood gay man with a lovely trimmed beard and well kept hair ".
The folically challenged singer believes that an annual gay pride event in the Middle East will help ease the conflict in the region and states " its time to throw off the burkha's and dance, dance, dance ".
Sir Elton's inspiration is the annual Sydney Mardi Gras and is anticipating attendee's will embrace the celebrations by wearing colourful costumes and making elaborate floats to rival those on display in the land of Oz.
The would be Gayatollah wants to "put a Jihad on shyness" and " bomb your inhibitions " as he looks to throw the biggest party in the region since Saddam Hussein lost his title of hide and seek champion.